Post Tagged with: "The Wind-Up"

DEPAOLO: Tulowitzki, Price Acquisitions Poised to Join Other Historic Mid-Season Trades

DEPAOLO: Tulowitzki, Price Acquisitions Poised to Join Other Historic Mid-Season Trades

The Toronto Blue Jays’ sudden dominance since their acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price has many fans in Toronto hoping their team’s 22-year playoff drought — the longest active streak in the four major sports — will finally come to an end. Prior to adding Tulowitzki and Price to[Read More…]

by August 15, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MAGUIRE: Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry Has Faded From the Spotlight

MAGUIRE: Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry Has Faded From the Spotlight

My father is the reason I love sports. He bought me my first scorecard. He showed me how to throw a spiral. He taught me the basics and then the nuances of each and every sport. He’d patiently answer my questions about which team was the “good guys” as I[Read More…]

by August 10, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DEPAOLO: Baseball’s Landscape Has Transformed

DEPAOLO: Baseball’s Landscape Has Transformed

Part of growing up is realizing that many things you thought were true when you were younger are actually false. You gain experience, understand how limited your perspective used to be and learn to embrace change. I feel like the MLB trade deadline has really cemented all these lessons for[Read More…]

by August 1, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MAGUIRE: New Jersey Contributes Great Talent to MLB

MAGUIRE: New Jersey Contributes Great Talent to MLB

In honor of the United States’ 239th birthday this July, YouGov, a national database company, asked Americans how they felt about each of the 50 states. The results of the poll revealed New Jersey as not only the most hated state but also the only state with a negative favorability[Read More…]

by July 26, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DEPAOLO: Baseball Remains Alive and Well

DEPAOLO: Baseball Remains Alive and Well

After enjoying another MLB All-Star game this week, I soon learned that its ratings had dropped from last year — in fact, they were the lowest All-Star game ratings ever. This can only mean one thing: Baseball is dying. Ok, so that’s an overreaction and I don’t believe it, but[Read More…]

by July 18, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MAGUIRE: Holt Shows Value of Baseball’s Utility Men

MAGUIRE: Holt Shows Value of Baseball’s Utility Men

As a Boston Red Sox fan, there hasn’t been a lot to be excited about this season. The Red Sox pitching staff is the worst in the American League and the third worst in baseball. And its offense and defense is mediocre at best. It is honestly a miracle that[Read More…]

by July 11, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DEPAOLO: Instant Replay Does Not Reduce Excitement in MLB

DEPAOLO: Instant Replay Does Not Reduce Excitement in MLB

If Keith Olbermann is to be believed, baseball fans should be worried about what’s happening to the game they love. Here are the ominous words Olbermann said about America’s pastime during his show on June 29: “In the time since Opening Day 2014 … the entire heart of the game[Read More…]

DEPAOLO: A-Rod’s 3000th Hit Brings Out Complex Emotions

DEPAOLO: A-Rod’s 3000th Hit Brings Out Complex Emotions

Within about a week after the trade was announced in February 2004, I went to Modell’s and got his jersey: Rodriguez, 13. I was 9 years old, and the best player in the game was coming to my favorite team. I wore the pinstripes to school the next day, proud[Read More…]

MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

MAGUIRE: Youth Movement Brings Energy to MLB

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa made his major league debut this week. The highly touted rookie managed one hit in his first career game against Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, homered in his second and through three games was hitting .333. I am not naive enough to believe this[Read More…]

by June 12, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
DEPAOLO: MLB Draft Holds Underrated Intrigue

DEPAOLO: MLB Draft Holds Underrated Intrigue

Monday marks the first day of the three-day Major League Baseball draft, which is taking place in MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, N.J. The MLB draft draws nowhere near as much attention as the NFL or NBA draft, which makes sense when you consider the reasons why, such as its[Read More…]